This story has been updated.

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. EDT: City officials said a suspect was arrested in the shooting of an New York Police Department officer Saturday in Queens. WABC, New York, reported police said the suspect fired at least two shots at the unmarked car being driven by the on-duty officer. The officer was in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital Center.


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A New York City police officer was shot in Queens Saturday, triggering a massive manhunt for the suspect, the New York Post and New York Daily News reported. Reports varied on his condition.

"It doesn't look good," one officer was overheard saying from the hospital where his injured colleague was taken, the Post reported.  The critically injured officer was reportedly in a confrontation with the suspect in the Queens Village neighborhood.

The Daily News said the officer's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. “When you hear shot in the head, it’s not nice,” a source told the paper.

New York Times said the officer was on duty but in plain clothes. NBC News said the officer was shot in the Queens Village neighborhood and was hit in the head.







CNN said the officer was with the NYPD’s Anti-Crime Unit and was in critical condition after being shot in the head:


The shooting occurred amid heightened tensions between police and the public across the country and just months after two NYPD officers were shot and killed in December. A rally was held in Baltimore Saturday to celebrate charges against the six officers allegedly involved in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died late last month after sustaining a spinal injury while being transported in a police van. Rioting and looting gripped the city Monday, when Gray was laid to rest.